In a sleepy trailer park in the backwoods of Minnesota lake country, there lies a secret—threatened by a Grindr hookup gone bad.
Clay Anderson gets more than he bargained for when, in a moment of passion, he bites his Grindr hookup hard enough to draw blood. The man’s reaction isn’t as reassuring as Clay hoped, but of all the consequences Clay considered, lycanthropy wasn’t among them.
Damian Maccon leads a simple life as part of the Outcast pack. Not realizing at first that Clay swallowed his blood during their wild romp, he feels responsible when it’s evident that Clay has become infected. Worse, he now has a new werewolf on his hands until Clay learns the rules, and he has to oversee Clay’s decision to choose a mate within the pack.
Damian thinks his biggest problem is that Clay hates him, but when Clay chooses Damian’s abusive ex-boyfriend, Blaine, he goes on full alert. Can he save Clay from the same fate that befell him at Blaine’s hands?
There was so much interesting things going on in this book that I just couldn’t put it down. I did take me a while to get to that point, because I was struggling at the start, but once I got myself hook to t, it was wonderful.
The plot was great, there were a lot of things that I really didn’t see coming. I love a book, like this one, that is able to surprise me. I liked the whole dynamic around Blaine but I think the author give too much away in the blurb. It had a nice steady pace, a bit slow at the beginning but it caught my attention soon enough to make me keep reading until the end. There are a little bit of something, there’s action, pack politics, some fun moments and some of the cutest scenes I’ve read in a shifter book regarding the shift moment. I loved the wolf moments so much, they were adorable, I laugh so much.
The characters were so nice or maybe Damian was but they both had some unattractive features that make them real and I liked that. Clay was hard to like. Always so defensive, so aggressive towards others and easy to judge. Definitely not the most charming characters but there was something appealing about him, maybe the question of what’s behind that attitude and the expectation of getting to know him better. Damian was easier to like, also a little rude at times, but I guess he was a little more developed characters and we get to know the reasons for the way he acted like that. There were also a lot of great characters in the pack, some more likable than others but the whole group make the story better.
Overall it was great. I was a little concern because I’m more used of the author’s darker books and I wasn’t sure if this one was going to meet my expectation, but it did beautifully.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program of the M/M Romance group at goodreads.